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Being Cyrus (2005)

"Being Cyrus" is a dark, comedic venture by the debutante director Homi Adajania that spins around the Sethnas - a Parsi family.

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Homi Adajania

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Homi Adajania (original screenplay), Kersi Khambatta (original screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Naseeruddin Shah ... Dinshaw Sethna
Dimple Kapadia ... Katy Sethna
Saif Ali Khan ... Cyrus Mistry
Boman Irani ... Farokh Sethna
Simone Singh ... Tina Sethna
Honey Chhaya Honey Chhaya ... Fardounjee Sethna
Manoj Pahwa ... Inspector Maninder Lovely
Delna Patel Delna Patel ... Miss Vinci
Ravi Khote Ravi Khote ... Bonesetter
Carol Gracias ... Girl in Dream / Beggar Girl
Zareen Bhasin Zareen Bhasin ... Farokh's Secretary
Keku Writer Keku Writer ... Eedu
Yasmin Khambatta Yasmin Khambatta ... Bonesetter's wife
Rayaan Gandhy Rayaan Gandhy ... Young Cyrus
Sephra Sephra ... Young Tina
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Storyline

The Sethna family resides in the hills of Panchgani. A retired sculptor Dinshaw heads the family of Dinshaw's wife Katy , brother Farokh, sister-in-law Tina and father Fardoonjee. When the bizarre Cyrus comes into their lives, it is soon revealed that things aren't quite right with the Sethna family. The original Indian title is "Akoori." Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Who you let in can change your life

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2006 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Akoori See more »

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Cyrus Mistry: You know how to play Chess, Mr. Sethna?
Fardounjee Sethna: Used to. I wasn't a Grandmaster or anything. But saala my father told me one thing about life from this game. He used to say, "Always remember, son. Once the game is over, the King and the Pawn go back into the same box."
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Deserves a cult status
22 December 2008 | by AvinashPatalaySee all my reviews

First few reels gives you an impression of a documentary giving an insight into a Parsi life.

¤ Naseeruddin Shah:: We little mortals have no authority to question/ doubt/ comment on his body of work. Simply put - the act of the dreamer at its best.

¤ Saif Ali Khan: Just what the doctor ordered. Nobody could have fitted the role like "hand-in-glove" as Saif did.

¤ Dimple Kapadia: The "come-hither-passes" are neatly done, not a hint of slightest crass in it.

¤ Boman Irani: If you loved him in "Munnabhai MBBS", you will hate him in this one. The word "Pappah!" will ring in your ears. Simply put – he gets into the skin of the character.

¤ Simone Singh: "Miss-Goody-Two-Shoes" act done perfectly.

¤ Honey Chayya: Man, even his performance is so very genuine that you feel pity for "Fardounjee". Pay attention to the subtle nuances.

¤ Manoj Pahwa:: Luckily doesn't go OTT but still slightly loud.

A lot of effort has been put in pre-production which is visible in the witty script, tight screenplay, camera handling, dark toned look of the movie and the way the story unfolds/ narrated.

And yes, the last 20-minutes sweeps your feet away.

Where are you hiding Homi Adajania, roll on!


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